If you are an avid reader you must visit Trinity College Library in Dublin. This amazing 300 year old library is a long room built between 1712 and 1732
One of the library’s grand sights is ”The Long room”, a grand architectural masterpiece stretching some 213 feet in length. In order to accommodate more than 200,000 books here, annexes were made in the 1850s.
The reason so many books belong to this library is that in 1801 the library was given the right to claim a free copy of every book published in Great Britain and Ireland. You will not only find common books here, but some of the rarest and most valuable in the world.
The library remains the largest in the country in terms of size, and is home to some of the world’s rarest and most valuable books including The Book of Kells written by Monks over 1,200 years ago. Also, the library has one of the only copies of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic of 1976.
The Long room is made of carved wood with marble busts dedicated to the world’s greatest minds, including Isaac Newton, Plato and Aristotle.
The library is adorned with many valuable ancient artifacts, including a 15th-century harp.